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Panama Jacks

Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Sushi, Soups
$$ - $$$
Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Not an obvious destination at the cruise terminal, but an exciting venue with the cruise ships right next to the quay and plenty of outside seating. A bit more authentic than the V&A restaurants - not to be compared with Harbour House setting or Baia,...More

Thank CoolRamblings
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have moved in the cruise terminal upstairs But still great food . Still great atmosphere food and wine superb . STEVEN great waiter lots of fun recommendations. That were great salmon pasta great and avacado seafood salad starter super .

Thank sportingagent
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well we tried Panama Jacks at its new location, and after going it it regularly for many years, never again. The jovial , grimy good fun place has been replaced with what looks like a tourist canteen. Maybe we never noticed the bad food before,...More

Thank Yendys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going back after 2 years and the place has not changed, menu still as good and service friendly and polite, all dishes we had were great, the next time we visit Panama Jacks it will be in a different place due to relocation's bring on...More

Thank peter_felsing1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a recommendation of a friend and we walked in just 2 days before they were going to move nearer to the waterfront. Well what should I say? We just walked in again the other day :) The service is so nice, they take...More

1  Thank Kers211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd were recommended this quirky restaurant by a colleague. What fabulous food we had. The fish platter was exceptionally good. Fortunately we got in on the last night of opening as the restaurant has to move location and will not be opening for a few...More

Thank DebGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third time we have been to Panama Jacks in the last eight years and certainly the best. We shared the Sea Food Platter with Baby Kingklip and it was really, really good. The corkage charge of 40 rand is fair and I...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I had dinner here with my wife. Man!! the sea food platter was exceptional. This was a great sea food experience that we thoroughly enjoyed and was reasonably priced. Well Done. We will be back!!! This is one of Cape Town's best kept secrets.

Thank Zoo L
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We recently had dinner at Panama Jacks - and what a lovely experience it was! Mark and his team really made us feel welcome from the moment we passed the door. The service was great, Mark the manager is charming, a real entertainer but somebody...More

1  Thank Lubilu2018
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We went there for a special evening out. I am so glad that they are moving, because that place are in need of a lot of TLC. The food was good, but I expected better.

Thank annie18108
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28 February 2018|
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Response from Ianfung | Reviewed this property |
most likely have moved to E berth Ocean liner terminal?
19 February 2018|
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Response from Vivienne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have moved.check out Google for the location and new more expensive menus
19 February 2018|
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Response from CoolRamblings |
They are answering their phone again and will open tomorrow, 15 March 2018 at the Cruise Terminal, first floor - Duncan road. Also, visit their Facebook page for accurate no and location information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:59 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 1080
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